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3 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Spins Tall Tales On Ferguson Shooting

Jim Hoft has been called a lying douchebag, a spinner of tall tales, and a guy who plays into extremist right wing narratives that people such as Matt Drudge buy into and support.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Journalism, Matt Drudge, US News

7 hrs ago | Media Matters for America

Media Carry Water For NRA's False Attack Ad That Claims Michael Bloomberg Wants To Ban Guns

Media outlets are uncritically reporting the false claim in a new attack ad from the National Rifle Association that gun safety advocate Michael Bloomberg wants to "ban ... your guns."

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

12 hrs ago | Washington Post

Rick Perry pleads not guilty to felony charges

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the media before turning himself in to authorities at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center on Aug. 19 in Austin, Tex.

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Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Austin, TX, Travis County, TX, US News

12 hrs ago | The Nation

Police Arrest Two Protesters Demanding a Special Investigator in the Michael Brown Shooting

A police officer on Tuesday arrested Jamelle Spain outside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Clayton, MO, St Louis County, MO, US News

15 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Detroit Water Crisis - a Prelude to the Privatization of Water

Atpeace Makita, a single mother of five children who turned to activism after her water was shut off by the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the Detroit Water Brigade and what it is like to living during the current push for the privatization of the water supply.

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Related Topix: Activism, Environmental Law, Law, US News

17 hrs ago | Truthdig

ISIS to U.S.: We'll Drown You in Blood; Beheads U.S. Journalist, Holds Tikrit

The Iraqi military made a push on Tikrit north of Baghdad on Tuesday, but had to call off their campaign when they ran into minefields, booby-trapped buildings, sniping and artillery and mortar fire on the part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria , which now styles itself the "Islamic State" .

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US News

21 hrs ago | Washington Post

In Ferguson, a protest leader almost by accident

This was Day 11 of the life Keith Griffin never imagined. He'd viewed himself, before the flashpoint in Ferguson, foremost as a father, a magazine publisher, a gym fanatic, an early sleeper.

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Related Topix: Sports, US News, Sports Etc.

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Truthdig

Missouri Policeman Threatens Al Jazeera Journalist: 'I'll Bust Your Head Open'

Some police officers in St. Louis County, Missouri, have apparently taken longer than others to notice that the whole world is watching them.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, Ferguson, MO, US News

Truthdig

Ferguson Turmoil Continues With Another Shooting, More Arrests

The face-off between police and protesters in and around Ferguson, Mo., continued Tuesday, with tensions further kindled by reports of another police shooting and by more details about slain teenager Michael Brown.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US News

Feministing

Fatal Hypothesis: How Belief in a Just World is Killing Us

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? Certainly a great many scholars have ventured indispensable answers to these questions, but in the wake of Michael Brown's murder and the ongoing tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri , I think there is one thing we can ... (more)

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, US News

Washington Post

David Plouffe joining Uber as senior vice president

David Plouffe, the well-known Democratic strategist who managed President Obama's 2008 campaign, has accepted a position with Uber, the popular app-based ride-sharing service.

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Related Topix: uber, US News

ThinkProgress

For-Profit College Grads Have The Same Shot At A Job Interview As People Who Never Went To College

In their television ads, for-profit colleges promise to deliver credentials that will jump-start students' careers.

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Related Topix: Marketing, University of Phoenix, US News

Truthdig

Israel: Crowd Shouts 'Death to Arabs' at Jewish-Muslim Wedding

An Israeli crowd gathered outside the wedding of a Muslim man and a Jewish woman in Rishon Lezion, shouting "death to Arabs" on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Wedding, Religion, Islam, US News

Daily Kos

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One of the most interesting things about art is how it can serve as a cultural milestone, and in many ways art proves the truth of William Faulkner's quote that "the past is never dead."

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Do the Right Thing, Comedy Movies, Spike Lee, US News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Kos

GOP's F0x oppo advertising-news wing: never admit truth about racial oppression even for murder

The "conservative" movement division of spin - F0x - has added a new chapter to their narrative that Democrats are at "war with whites" , that African Americans and all Dems are "Playing the race card" .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Ferguson, MO, US News

The Nation

St. Louis Police Arrest Eight Protesters Demanding Justice for Michael Brown

St. Louis Metropolitan Police officers escort Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, after arresting her for failure to disperse.

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Related Topix: St Louis County, MO, US News

ThinkProgress

Photo Journalist Arrested In Ferguson

A photojournalist for the photography syndicate Getty Images was arrested in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday night, amid ongoing protests over the death of unarmed teen Mike Brown.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Arts, Photography, US News

Daily Kos

Iowa legislator charged with sexual abuse of mentally incapacitated wife

Gross. Just gross. Henry Rayhons, a longtime Republican state senator from Iowa had already been warned by a judge that his wife did not have the cognitive ability to consent to sexual activity.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Democracy Now

Institutional Racism in Ferguson? First Black School Chief Speaks Out After Forced Resignation

Art McCoy , first African-American Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, African-American, Education Etc., University of Missouri, US News

Truthdig

Dutch Lawyer Who Saved Jewish Boy in WWII Returns Medal to Israel Over Bombing of His Family in Gaza

Henk Zanoli, a 91-year-old Dutch attorney who in 1943 saved a Jewish boy from the Nazis, has returned to Israel the "Righteous among the Nations" medal awarded him three years ago by the Yad Vashem museum.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

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